Report in Qatar claims Liverpool 'the priority of a Qatari consortium'

Report in Qatar claims Liverpool ‘are the priority of a Qatari consortium who are seriously interested in buying the Anfield outfit’- as owners Fenway Sports Group look to sell the Reds for £4BILLION

  • Liverpool are currently up for sale under the Fenway Sports Group ownership
  • Sportsmail revealed Saudi and Qatari chiefs expressed interest in November
  • Qatari journalist Mohammed Saeed Alkaabi says his homeland are frontrunners
  • Despite the Qataris leading the race, no deal is yet complete with FSG – he adds 

Liverpool’s links with potential Qatari investment are gathering pace with the Middle Eastern country looking at financially backing the club, according to reports.

As detailed by Sportsmail in November, the Reds held discussions with representatives of consortiums from Saudi Arabia and Qatar who had expressed an interest in buying the club.

And on Sunday night, Qatari journalist Mohammed Saeed Alkaabi claimed that it his homeland who are the frontrunners in the pursuit of the Anfield outfit.

A report in Qatar claims a Qatari consortium is leading the race to become Liverpool’s owners

The Reds are up for sale and a Qatari journalist claims Qatar are ‘seriously interested’ in buying

In November, Reds owners FSG held takeover talks with two Middle East-based consortiums

Delving further, he states that ‘Qatar are giving priority to the acquisition of Liverpool Football Club and are seriously interested but the deal is not complete at this present moment’, as per The Anfield Talk.

It is understood the group is a private company rather than state-owned. However, the consortium is thought to have close links with their country’s ruling family.

Owners, the Fenway Sports Group – having announced their intention in November – are looking to sell Liverpool; with director Mike Gordon in charge of the process.

FSG announced their intentions to sell their controlling stake in Liverpool in November

Liverpool were valued at £3.89billion by Forbes last May – a staggering increase on the £300million FSG paid to Tom Hicks and George Gillett in October 2010.

Despite that valuation, it is likely FSG will command at least £4bn to sell up.

During their tenure, they have turned the restored the Reds back to a European powerhouse – ending the club’s 30-year wait for a league title and winning their sixth Champions League as well as reaching two further finals.

FSG enjoyed great success at Liverpool in recent years, winning the 2019 Champions League

It is believed the failed attempt to form a part of the European Super League is behind their new-found willingness to sell the club.

Liverpool were part of a cabal of major European clubs that announced in April 2021 that they planned to break from UEFA to form their own continental competition. The plan, however, was foiled within days not least due to supporters of the English clubs involved staging protests outside of their respective stadiums.

FSG was formed in 2001 and has since enjoyed remarkable success across baseball and football, deploying what has come to be known as the ‘Moneyball’ strategy of recruiting and building teams.

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